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The 2004 Election Has Already Been Rigged

The Neocon election rigging juggernaut lurches forward unstoppable in the guise of so-called election reform. Two Republican dominated corporations, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), and Diebold Voting Systems, now control 80% of the vote count in the United States. As this transition has taken place, a pattern of election upsets which overwhelmingly favor Republican candidates is emerging. These are only test runs in preparation for the 2004 presidential selection. The Neocons have determined that elections can be manipulated easily with the new touch screen voting systems and when accompanied by a media pounding of lies the public will accept the rigged election results as fact. The greatest advantage of the new touch screen voting scam is the removal of a paper trail and the blockage of access to the inner workings of the software.
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Diebold machines caught skimming votes in California
I ran a number crunch of CA counties that use Diebold machines to cast/count votes and found some weird figures that show a skim of votes from top candidates to people who were unlikely to affect the outcome.

Based on the very unlikely distribution of votes for some candidates (a meteor hit my car twice this week sort of odds) a hand count of the affected counties to compare with the machine reported count should be done. This would show that the machines had been tampered with to alter the results. As we already know, it is not possible to audit touchscreen machines because Diebold refuse to allow printing of a ballot to be placed in a box as a back up for use in just such an apparent tampering with votes.
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Diebold Doing End-Runs Around Election Certification - Here are the memos
A Diebold message board has been used since 1999 to help technicians in the field interact with programmers to solve problems. The contents of this message board were quietly sent to reporters and activists around the world, most likely by a Diebold employee. In a letter to WiredNews, Diebold has acknowledged that these memos are from its own staff message boards.

From Diebold engineer: "Right now you can open GEMS' .mdb file with MS-Access, and alter its contents. That includes the audit log... The changes to put a password on the .mdb file are not trivial and probably not even backward compatible, but we'll do it if that is what it is going to take."

Response from Metamor: "For now Metamor accepts the requirement to restrict the server password to authorized staff in the jurisdiction, and that it should be the responsibility of the jurisdiction to restrict knowledge of this password. So no action is necessary in this matter, at this time."
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electronic (blackbox) voting
Several privately-owned, politically-partisan corporations, who have been given billions of dollars by the Bush Regime to complete nationwide computerization of voting machines by 2004, are producing and installing secretly-programmed computer voting systems. These systems are protected from public scrutiny by law. A judge in Florida threw out a request to have the computers examined during the "amazing upset" outcome of a recent Florida election ruling that the innards of America's voting machines are the trade secrets of the private companies who make them.
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Computer Voting Fraud book - online now! and Free Download!
Everyone, The quintessential mover and shaker activist for computer voting insecurity (and fraud?) is Bev Harris. Her new book is out - and she is offering it free (online download) and asking everyone to read it and pass it on. Her goal is help make America wake up to this most horrifying attack on democracy via the election process.
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Motherf***ers . . . Diebold is going after sites that merely LINK to copies of their software and memos on other servers! Is it obvious that Diebold has something to hide?
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Related story: All the President's votes?
Previous stories: [ An open invitation to election fraud | More on the Fraudulent Nature of AmeriKKKan Democracy | The Voting-Machine Industrial Complex | Democracy Now! on Electronic Voting Machines | We Must Stop Bu$h From Stealing the 2004 Election | Diebold Voting Machine Controversy in Ohio | The most successful coup is one that few notice. ]